What’s better than pumpkin pie? Pumpkin pie that’s actually good for you. And portable. These pumpkin spice power bites are the perfect holiday-season snack. Made with just a few simple ingredients, they come together in minutes and can be made ahead of time, ideal for traveling or erranding.
They’ll power you through a holiday shopping spree, a hard workout, an afternoon with the inlaws…or a marathon session of This Is Us. Because when snacking on pie is acceptable (and even good for you), life is a little sweeter.
These pumpkin spice power bites are so simple to make (not to mention gluten-free, paleo, and vegan). I found all of the ingredients at Trader Joe’s, but any well-stocked grocery store should have what you need. If you want to supercharge the snack, add a little protein powder or collagen peptides to the mix. Just stir in a bit more pure pumpkin purée if the mixture seems too dry.
Though I’ve been eating these as a snack, they can totally act as a (sneakily healthy) dessert. Bring them to your holiday office party or Friendsgiving and guests will be none the wiser. 😉
Really Into Pumpkin? 🎃
Me too. Here are some of my favorite healthy pumpkin recipes from the Loveleaf Co. archives:
Healthy (Turmeric) Pumpkin Spice Latte
Easy, Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes
Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Truffles
Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes with Pecan Crunch
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl
Or check out my Healthy Pumpkin Recipe Pinterest board!Print
Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 10 Power Bites 1x
- Category: Snack
- Method: Process
- Cuisine: American
The perfect healthy fall snack. Vegan, gluten-free, and paleo, these energy bites come together in minutes and are great for travel.
- 1 cup pecans, toasted (learn how to toast them here)
- 1 cup pitted Medjool dates
- 1/3 cup pure pumpkin purée
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, plus more for rolling
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- sea salt to taste
- Make the mixture. Place the toasted pecans into a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Add in the rest of the ingredients and pulse until combined. Adjust the spices to taste, adding more salt if necessary. Allow the mixture to chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Roll into balls. Use your hands to form the dough into 10 balls. Put some extra unsweetened coconut flakes in a shallow bowl and then roll each ball in the flakes until coated. Store in the refrigerator or freezer in an air-tight container.
Keywords: pumpkin bliss balls, pumpkin energy bites, pumpkin snack
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